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Uploaded on Jan 31, 2011
Thursday, April 1, College Park, MD -- This presentation was hosted by the National Archives Center for Advanced Systems and Technologies (NCAST) at the National Archives at College Park, MD. The speaker is Dr. Peter Bajcsy, NCAST Research partner at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Dr. Bajcsy discusses how a growing number of obsolete, near-obsolete, upgraded, and brand new file formats can be kept current through the use of tools developed by his team. Learn more about these new research tools and e-services. For more information, visit the NCAST web site at www.archives.gov/ncast . There you will find links to the free software and services discussed in this presentation that archivists can use to do their work.
The National Archives Applied Research Division (formerly known as NCAST: NARA's Center for Advanced Systems and Technologies) serves as a resource for improving NARA customer services and business processes; and evaluates tools to improve NARA's electronic records and network operations. These presentations are sessions with our research partners where they talk about their research and findings and how these are helping NARA identify new theories knowledge, methods, and techniques to advance the lifecycle of electronic records.